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With the BBQ Guru DigiQ DX where do you all place the Pit Probe?

GaryLangeGaryLange Posts: 378
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
Where is the best place to put the Pit Probe in the large green Egg?


  • ribmasterribmaster Posts: 209
    i place it close to the meat, over a plate setter leg near the back. you could say the twelve o clock position and in as far as the meat allows. i use the rod and silicon  rig that raises it about 2 inches above the grate,
    I grill therefore I am.....not hungy.
  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,914
    As meat level.  Not too close to the meat (cooler reading), not too close to the edge (higher reading with hot air flowing around the plate setter).  A few inches away from the meat, over the plate setter somewhere is fine.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • GaryLangeGaryLange Posts: 378
    Thanks for the info. My first time using it and having trouble getting the temp right. Good thing it is only Bologna I am doing as I can't seem to get the temp down to 200 degrees. I keep trying though.
  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    Some people put it on the food probe, a few inches away from the meat.  I put mine like Choke says.  Away from meat and over the plate setter.
  • troutgeektroutgeek Posts: 458
    For 200 you will probably need to choke it to 3/4.
    XL BGE - Large BGE - Small BGE - Traeger Lil' Tex Elite - Weber Smokey Joe
  • smaschsmasch Posts: 115
    I hang it on the dome thermometer.  It works for me and I know it runs warmer than at grate.  
    Owner of LBGE, Antique Komodo Green in Color. Proud Career Firefighter. Johns Creek / South Forsyth GA
  • GaryLangeGaryLange Posts: 378
    Thanks Troutgeek I figured that out later. The big old Bologna turned out okay but I would have like to smoke it longer. I will try another. Want to get the hang of this device before I do a brisket.
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